Consequences for drug possession and trafficking in Oklahoma are among the harshest for any crime. The state holds a “zero tolerance” policy for drug related crimes which can result in strict penalties. Those found guilty can expect up to life in prison without possibility of parole, loss of rights to carry firearms, loss or suspension of driver’s license, and mandatory drug testing. If you have been indicted on a drug related charge, you need a strong drug lawyer to help fight for your rights against the accusations against you. The legal team at M. K. Bailey Law specializes in drug-related crimes. Let us pursue justice on your behalf.
With three major interstate highways traversing the state, Oklahoma is cracking down on drug offenses like never before. In fact, drug possession is of the most serious crimes a person can face under Oklahoma criminal law. Drug possession charges consist of having physical control of one or more illegal narcotics in hand or on the body for either personal consumption or distribution. Without a skilled drug possession attorney on board with your case, the odds of minimizing the claims of state prosecution are few.
Distribution and intent to distribute is widely regarded as the most serious of drug offenses in the state with sentencing depending on the type of narcotic, its quantity, the jurisdiction, and circumstances. For example, distribution to a minor will net a more severe punishment requiring the most qualified drug trafficking attorney. The offense at its core involves the importation, transportation, and distribution of small or large quantities of cocaine, crack, meth, and marijuana amongst other illegal narcotics.
In Oklahoma, it is fairly easy to be charged with drug trafficking. The statutes are triggered with possession of these minimal amounts and types of drugs:
- 10 grams of heroin
- 5 grams of crack cocaine
- 28 grams of powder cocaine
- 1 ounce of PCP
- 25 pounds of marijuana
- 20 grams of methamphetamine (meth)
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Possessions larger than those amounts can be categorized as aggravated trafficking which makes the punishment worse. Drug trafficking charges are ineligible for deferred or suspended sentences, probation, and good behavior. Your rights can easily and quickly disappear if under or misrepresented in the court of law.
Even if you have not been charged and believe you are a suspect or under investigation for a narcotic related offense, contact us immediately to process your situation and prevent wrong or embellished judgments against you. Hiring us means the difference between a deferred sentence and incarceration.